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Old 03-18-2019, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Let's say you can rent without a lease contract and your landlord decides to raise your rent to the point where you decide it's best to move. You move. Then two months later your current landlord raises the rent where you feel it's best you move. Repeat the situation 3 months later. Would you really want to move 3 times in 5 months and keep repeating this forever? If you say yes, I'd say you've never had to move before, at least not in your adult life. Like others have said, a contract is for both sides. That's why you have to do your homework before you sign a contract.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:30 PM
 
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Let's say you can rent without a lease contract and your landlord decides to raise your rent to the point where you decide it's best to move. You move. Then two months later your current landlord raises the rent where you feel it's best you move. Repeat the situation 3 months later. Would you really want to move 3 times in 5 months and keep repeating this forever? If you say yes, I'd say you've never had to move before, at least not in your adult life. Like others have said, a contract is for both sides. That's why you have to do your homework before you sign a contract.
Military family, so moving 3-6 months is nothing new. I have moved 3 months in due to work or found cheaper place for the family. We do our best to keep same school to prevent kid from getting behind. Best to be competitive then just market price on what you think its worth and stick it to the renter for not able to back out.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:52 PM
 
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Military family, so moving 3-6 months is nothing new. I have moved 3 months in due to work or found cheaper place for the family. We do our best to keep same school to prevent kid from getting behind. Best to be competitive then just market price on what you think its worth and stick it to the renter for not able to back out.
But how about moving EVERY 3 months, or something like that, for the rest of your life? Besides, most people are not in the military and don't have access to all the services they provide. For the average person moving a lot would be a real pain, especially on short notice. I think leases provide security for both the landlord and renter. It's just part of doing business. How about pro athletes? Would you also suggest they don't sign contracts?
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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Military family, so moving 3-6 months is nothing new. I have moved 3 months in due to work or found cheaper place for the family. We do our best to keep same school to prevent kid from getting behind. Best to be competitive then just market price on what you think its worth and stick it to the renter for not able to back out.
This is mostly just babbling nonsense, ignoring the realities of what has been presented, justified only by YOUR needs as a military family.

Life is full of trade offs.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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Are contracts for everything really needed in todays world?

To me it seems like your lock in a given rate while other competition are having better deals. Now you cant jump ship without paying a break up fee. So why have them? Do you thing it will force competition on regular basic now? Even if your the only player in town, they still lock you in one, so kinda defeats the purpose.
Some of examples.
Remove Renter contracts other then damages
Power if you have alternatives such as oncore ( texas has like 4+)<-- They lock you in for cheap rates only to suck you dry at the end of the deal.
Cable/internet if they share the same lines.
Contracts work if a utility has a monopoly (telco serving DSL beyond the cable co footprint).

The contract ending when your promo price ends shows they can turn an profit off the promo price, and are counting on consumer laziness to continue the service.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:07 PM
 
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Contracts work if a utility has a monopoly (telco serving DSL beyond the cable co footprint).

The contract ending when your promo price ends shows they can turn an profit off the promo price, and are counting on consumer laziness to continue the service.
Im sure they are turning profits on those promo.. just maybe not enough to buy that new 20 car garage for the CEO..

If your the only game in town, then you shouldnt have contracts period.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:18 PM
 
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Im sure they are turning profits on those promo.. just maybe not enough to buy that new 20 car garage for the CEO..

If your the only game in town, then you shouldnt have contracts period.
It would seem so, as it makes sense, and would be a waste to do so.

But when you have to sign up by calling the 1-800 number, it's easier to have the exact same call flow for each.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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It would seem so, as it makes sense, and would be a waste to do so.

But when you have to sign up by calling the 1-800 number, it's easier to have the exact same call flow for each.
Shouldn't require a contract to conduct business if you have a monopoly. I mean where can a person jump ship too when their are no other ships in the port. If they can provide promo rates for x years, then im sure they can keep the same promo for lot longer, if not then don't promo the price. Bait and switch in todays world can really hurt your business with social media. But even then that will only get you so far. Contracts are good for things and not so good for alot of things. utilities is a big fat heck no on them. Call it competition with price wars. I know renting is an touchy subject and it got beat with a dead horse, but as a consumer, we should be able to move with out fear of being stuck with paying another bill for remaining of the contract. Some states have laws that the owner must find a replacement, but I know some will find one and still will bill you for remaining of the balance.
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Old Yesterday, 08:41 AM
 
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Shouldn't require a contract to conduct business if you have a monopoly. I mean where can a person jump ship too when their are no other ships in the port. If they can provide promo rates for x years, then im sure they can keep the same promo for lot longer, if not then don't promo the price. Bait and switch in todays world can really hurt your business with social media. But even then that will only get you so far. Contracts are good for things and not so good for alot of things. utilities is a big fat heck no on them. Call it competition with price wars. I know renting is an touchy subject and it got beat with a dead horse, but as a consumer, we should be able to move with out fear of being stuck with paying another bill for remaining of the contract. Some states have laws that the owner must find a replacement, but I know some will find one and still will bill you for remaining of the balance.
This is mostly more gibberish.
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Old Yesterday, 11:37 AM
 
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Shouldn't require a contract to conduct business if you have a monopoly. I mean where can a person jump ship too when their are no other ships in the port. If they can provide promo rates for x years, then im sure they can keep the same promo for lot longer, if not then don't promo the price. Bait and switch in todays world can really hurt your business with social media. But even then that will only get you so far. Contracts are good for things and not so good for alot of things. utilities is a big fat heck no on them. Call it competition with price wars. I know renting is an touchy subject and it got beat with a dead horse, but as a consumer, we should be able to move with out fear of being stuck with paying another bill for remaining of the contract. Some states have laws that the owner must find a replacement, but I know some will find one and still will bill you for remaining of the balance.
For some services like television and landlines, you don't have to necessarily jump to a competitors product in-kind.

Maybe their executives were tasked with making sure no one breaks their Triple Play for X amount of years, with the trend of "cable cutting" and doing away with a home phone.

I can't fathom how many people are coerced into subscribing to a Triple Play because "it's actually cheaper than a Double Play" and those two phone ports in their gateway remain empty the entire time.
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